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August 16, 2017

 

Researchers at the University of St. Andrews, in the UK, observed a group of chimps in Zambia huddled around the corpse of a young male.

Do Chimpanzees Mourn Their Dead?

Chimpanzees may care for the bodies of their deceased relatives.

July 4, 2017

 

The space suit John Glenn wore in 1962.

A Better Spacesuit

Engineers are designing a new spacesuit for Martian exploration.

July 17, 2015

 

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Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

October 31, 2013

 

Day of the Dead skeletons still have what it takes to bust a move.

Deadly Movements

Chemical reactions can cause decomposing bodies to twitch, move, and groan.

July 3, 2013

 

Well, this certainly is a morbid thought...

A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

August 29, 2012

 

Look at all those neurons!

What Happens When You Lose Neurons?

Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.

January 10, 2011

 

Why Birds Fell From The Sky Over New Years

News spread quickly about "birds falling from the sky." What happened to the birds?

November 17, 2010

 

Heartbeats Reveal Heartbreak

Is it really true that you can die of a broken heart?

December 11, 2009

 

Newly Single And Less Healthy

When a marriage ends due to divorce or death, the participants see a decline in health as well.

August 10, 2009

 

How Does Your Surgeon Prepare For The Big Operation?

Surgeons have pretty tedious jobs. One mistake could result in the death of a patient. How do these professionals prepare for such stressful situations?

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